Jean Bezivin is professor of Computer Science at the University of Nantes, France. He got his Master degree from the University of Grenoble and Ph.D. from the University of Rennes. Since 1980 he has been very active in Europe in the object-oriented community, starting the ECOOP series of conference (with Pierre Cointe), the TOOLS series of conferences (with Bertrand Meyer), and more recently the MoDELS/UML series of conferences (with Pierre-Alain Muller). He founded in 1979, at the University of Nantes, one of the first Master programs in Software Engineering entirely devoted to Object Technology (Data Bases, Concurrency, Languages and Programming, Analysis and Design, etc.). His present research interests include model engineering and more especially the techniques of model transformation applied to data engineering and to software forward and reverse engineering. He is a member and deputy-lead of the ATLAS group, a new INRIA team created at the University of Nantes in relation with the LINA CNRS Lab. He has published many papers and organized tutorials and workshops in the domains of concurrency, simulation, object-oriented programming, and model-driven engineering. On the subjects of model-driven engineering and MDA(tm), he has recently been leading the OFTA industrial group in France, co-animating a CNRS specific action and the Dagstuhl seminar 04101. He is a member of the ECOOP and UML steering committees. He was co-chair of the ECOOP'2006 conference organized in Nantes. He is a member of the Eclipse modeling project PMC and lead of the GMT subproject.
Mikaël Barbero is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Nantes, France. He got his Master degree from the University of Nantes and an Engineer degree from the Polytech Nantes engineering school in 2006. His work is focused on Model Driven Engineering. Currently, he is working in Model Driven Reverse Engineering field (MDRE), especially Global Model Management (GMM) principles and Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) definition framework. These works are partially supported by MODELPLEX (MODELling solution for comPLEX software systems), IST European project 34081 and FLFS (Families of Languages for Families of Systems), a french ANR research project. As part of his research work, he is also an Eclipse commiter for the GMT Modeling project.
Hugo Bruneliere is an R&D engineer working in the field of Model Driven Engineering (MDE) for the ATLAS Group (INRIA and LINA). He got his Master degree from the University of Nantes in 2006. Before, he already made two internships in the ATLAS Group (for a total of 7 months), focusing his work on model transformations, metamodels definitions and global model management. Currently, he's working as an engineer on the MODELPLEX (MODELling solution for comPLEX software systems) IST european project 34081 in which the ATLAS Group is involved. His work on this project is focused on the concrete use of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) for model discovery (model-driven reverse-engineering) and global model management (or GMM). Thus, he is an Eclipse committer on the Eclipse/Modeling/GMT project, and more particularly on the MoDisco (Model Discovery) and AM3 (ATLAS MegaModel Management) components.
Jeff Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received the Ph.D. in May 2002 from the Electrical Engineering and computer Science department at Vanderbilt University, where he also served as a research assistant at ISIS from 1999-2002. His research is currently supported by NSF, with past support from DARPA and an Eclipse Innovation GRant. His research interests include model-driven engineering, generative programming, aspect-oriented software development, and speech-enabled development environments. Jeff currently serves as the chair of the Alabama IEEE Computer Society. More information about his research and publications can be found at http://www.cis.uab.edu/gray
Frédéric Jouault is starting a postdoc at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Nantes in 2006. His current research interests involve model engineering, model transformation, and their application to Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) and model-based legacy reverse engineering. Frédéric created ATL (ATLAS Transformation Language), a QVT-like DSL for model transformation. He is now leading the development of ATL language and toolkit. With his thesis advisor, Jean Bézivin, he defined AMMA (ATLAS Model Management Architecture), a platform for model management.